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2006-09-07 10:59:06

A giant panda in southwest China has given birth to a pair of twins, state media said, the latest additions in a baby boom for the endangered animals.

2005-09-29 14:35:00

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican giant panda Shuan Shuan was back in her Mexico City enclosure on Thursday, jet-lagged and chewing glumly on a pile of bamboo leaves after failing to find passion with a suitor in a Tokyo zoo.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.